“Salaries of foreign players should be cut”: Sunil Gavaskar demands action against cricketers leaving IPL early

Former India player Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at the England and Wales Cricket Board for asking its players bound for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 to return home early. He has demanded action against the cricketers and the board.

“For me, the country comes first. However, if you have agreed to play the entire Indian Premier League season, you should maintain your commitment. You are letting the franchise down by not honoring your words. Players are earning good money,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for Mid-Day.

“The franchise should be allowed to deduct money from the amount at which the player was purchased. The board should not even get 10 percent commission on the fees received by each player.

“If the board does not allow its players to continue, they should also be punished. He is getting 10 percent commission and this practice is adopted only in IPL. BCCI does not get appreciation for taking care of other cricket bodies.

A few weeks ago, the ECB had asked several players to return for the home series against Pakistan starting on May 22.

Jos Buttler, Phil Salt, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Will Jacks and Reece Topley are part of the England squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

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